Caulfield Cup 2017 Tips & News
The Caulfield Cup 2017 is run over 2400 metres on the last day of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield racecourse. The race has prizemoney of $3 million and is considered the second most prestigious staying race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival after the Melbourne Cup.
Some of the key points of Melbourne Cup Day are:
What time does the Caulfield Cup start? 4.30pm AEST
How long does the Caulfield Cup go for? 2 minutes 30 seconds
What is the prizemoney of the Caulfield Cup 2017? $3 million
How much prizemoney does the winner of the Caulfield Cup receive? $3.6 million
What is the biggest ever Caulfield Cup crowd? 35,000 in 2014
What is the maximum amount of horses that can compete in the Caulfield Cup? 18 horses
iTipsports Racing will be there with you all the way with our man Pete Brinky, who is one of Australia’s most experienced Melbourne Racing form analyst to help you with your Melbourne Cup tipping and betting. Our Melbourne racing tips will give you the edge during the Carnival.
Caulfield Cup 2017 Tips
$17 Francis of Assisi, Egg Tart, Humidor
$21 Frontiersman, Gingernuts, Hartnell, Ruthven, Bonneval, Exospheric
$26 Inference, Big Duke, Articus, Crocodile Rock
$34 Oceanographer, Plain Ceil, Jon Snow, Amelias Star, Sir Issac Newton, Qewy, Almandin, Tally
Many outstanding horses have won the Caulfield Cup and none more so than the 2016 Caulfield Cup winner Jameka, who was also the winner of The BMW over the same distance at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Other brilliant winners of the Caulfield Cup in recent times include Lets Elope, Might and Power, Doreimus amongst a hose of highly talented if not champion horses.
In recent years there has been an influx of international horses coming to Australia to compete in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival major staying races, the WS Cox Plate, the Melbourne Cup but also the Caulfield Cup. Local horses have tended to dominate internationals over the years, but the internationals have been more competitive in recent times. It is also hard to compare the form of international horses here for the Caulfield Cup and for that reason we leave them out of the equation unless something screams at us.
Another interesting observation is the previous year’s 3yr olds competing in the Caulfield Cup. As a rule, they get into the race with a weight advantage to older horses, which is critical. When assessing the form we would always go back to the previous seasons 3yr old form to assess and then run the ruler over consistent performed older staying types to position ourselves for Caulfield Cup betting.